|Project by JayT||posted 01-17-2014 02:20 AM||1652 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Wife wanted a coat rack by the back door so we could hang stuff there instead of throwing them on the kitchen chairs. While her desire was for a simple hanging spot, I took the opportunity to challenge myself with a completely hand tool build.
Started with a piece of barnwood, added a hand cut dovetail corner. Was it necessary to be dovetailed? Maybe not, but it allowed me to practice. #78 plane to cut rebates on a couple shelves to create good gluing surfaces. Mounted the shelves going different directions just for fun and interest. Instead of using an off the shelf, boring coat hook, the “hooks” are made from iron pipe on one side and a outdoor faucet handle on the other. Finished with several coats of spray can satin lacquer.
Quick project, but the client is happy and I got to spend some time playing in the shop. Win/Win!
Thanks for looking
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